Proven Winners Adds Retail Account Manager
Meghan Owens has been hired by Proven Winners as Retail Account Manager. In her new role, she will serve as a business development facilitator between IGCs and their grower suppliers, brokers and sales representatives.
Owens will help support of independent garden centers by increasing the level of service provided to ICGs, which comprise roughly 80 percent of Proven Winners’ total customer base.
Owens is an industry veteran, having gained a wealth of experience working with broker companies, growers and retailers during her 16-year career with Syngenta. Her attention to detail, approachable style and passion for the IGC market will be a huge benefit to Proven Winners’ retail customers.
The additional staff position will be dedicated exclusively to servicing these vital IGC customers, while at the same time continuing to offer free staff training to independent retailers through the certified program, providing event planning services and a host of additional value-added services designed to help independent retailers increase sales.
“We are extremely excited Meghan is joining Proven Winners. Her well rounded industry experience, combined with her professionalism and winning personality, will be a huge asset to the thousands of garden centers that participate in the Proven Winners program,” said Dave Konsoer, director of sales for Proven Winners.
“Meghan will be joining Jessica DeGraaf to specifically focus on the needs of the IGCs. This allows Proven Winners to strengthen our existing relationships and create new partnerships within the independent channel, as well as bringing innovative programs to this vital segment of our industry. We couldn’t be happier to add Meghan to the Proven Winners team,” Konsoer added.